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Democrat mocks John Boehner for ‘epiphany’ about debt ‘charade’

Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington poked fun at House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday after the Republican from Ohio admitted there was no imminent debt crisis. “Our debt is so bad, we’re told, that we have to take food out of the mouths of children through the nutrition program…

Rep. Jim McGovern: ‘Cruel’ Republican budget would increase hunger in America

Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, a progressive Democrat, on Tuesday blasted the Republican’s budget proposal, which he said would harm those most in need. “Once again, Chairman Ryan has proposed a budget that guts low-income programs,” he said on the House floor. “The Ryan budget not only does not end…

Rep. Barbara Lee commemorates 10th anniversary of ‘reckless and short-sighted’ Iraq war

Speaking on the floor of the House on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) gave a somber postmortem on the war she’s consistently opposed, warning her colleagues to never forget the Bush administration’s tactics in the country’s rush to a needless…

Arizona man guilty of shooting girlfriend in the head with assault rifle

An Arizona man with a history of domestic violence on Monday was found guilty of killing his girlfriend by shooting her in the head with a military-style assault rifle. After less than three days of deliberations, a Maricopa County Superior Court jury found Eric Coulter, 20, guilty of manslaughter for…

Rep. Salmon to Tony Perkins: House Republicans are ‘the last bastion of freedom’

An Arizona congressman on Monday told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives had a duty to stop President Barack Obama because they were “the last bastion of freedom.” “We cannot let President Obama keep advancing his agenda,” Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said…

Ohio school shooter gives finger to victims while wearing ‘killer’ T-shirt

A teenager who was convicted of killing three classmates at an Ohio high school last year showed up at his sentencing on Tuesday wearing a T-shirt with the word “killer,” and then flipped his middle finger at the families of the victims. According to ABC News, TJ Lane removed a…

Texas tea party leader promotes Fascist Party as ‘pro-Constitution, pro-America’

A tea party leader in Texas is defending his promotion of the American Fascist Party as something he thought was “pro-Constitution, pro-America.” James Ives, who was listed as the president of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party in 2011, confirmed to The Texas Tribune on Monday that he had…

Amanpour on Iraq: Where were the journalists?

On Monday, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked how so many journalists could have been misled in the run-up to the Iraq War. She interviewed two reporters for Knight-Ridder newspapers, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, both of whom have been vindicated as being consistently right on Iraq. Amanpour began by recapping some…

Stephen Colbert: My sister is fair game on my show

Comedian Stephen Colbert said Monday he had no qualms about mocking his sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, though he plans to support her candidacy for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina. “I’m willing to break the jewel of my creation to try to do something for her,” he told CNN’s Jake…

North Carolina church halts all weddings until same sex couples can marry

A North Carolina church says that it will not host any wedding ceremonies or sign any marriage licenses until couples of the same sex are provided the same opportunity to marry as straight couples. In an interview that aired on Monday, Green Street United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Kelly Carpenter…

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